Patrick Kane helps recruit Brian Camp...

Patrick Kane helps recruit Brian Campbell to Blackhawks

There are 31 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 2, 2008, titled Patrick Kane helps recruit Brian Campbell to Blackhawks. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Credit Patrick Kane with another assist. And give one to the city of Chicago. Kane, the Blackhawks' leading scorer, helped persuade highly sought free-agent defenseman Brian Campbell to agree to terms with the ...

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Chico17

La Crosse, WI

#1 Jul 2, 2008
That contract erases a lot of that guilt!
paulh

Oswego, IL

#2 Jul 2, 2008
If Habby stays, I don't get the Huet signing. Crawford is ready. That money could've gone to a scoring forward. Hopefully Tallon has more up his sleeve. I hope one of the future moves will be a tough guy. What St. Louis pulled on the Hawks last year was a disgrace - running the Hawks smaller talented players nonstop. Hello Georges LaRocque, meet Mr. Tallon. Every team has one except us. Even David Koci has a new home; Tampa Bay.
BFM

Champaign, IL

#3 Jul 3, 2008
I can't see Khabi staying. I think that needs to be Tallon's public stance to attempt to get the most for him in a trade. I really can't say I'd be sorry to see him go.
I agree we need an enforcer. I know it sounds barbaric to non-hockey fans,but like any other sport, hockey is about intimidation. Hockey allows (encourages?) fighting, so fighting it will be. I go the extreme. I'd like to see someone who kicks the crap out off somebody every once in a while for no good reason, just to keep the other team on edge.
O.K., so I'm kidding (half). It's way more important to intimidate during the course of play by taking the body every chance you get. The Hawks ran Vancouver right out of the UC last year without a fight until someone cheap shotted Toews (40 stiches) and Barker stepped in for him. LOVE to see that!
Tony

Clermont, FL

#4 Jul 3, 2008
If Crawford was ready they don't sign Huet.Khabibulin will be gone soon enough with this being his last year and if things don't pan out and the Hawks fall behind the pack it's bye bye Bulin at the trade deadline.This also gives the Hawk goalie prospects time to develope a little longer at the lower levels.The Hawks can do some other things besides trading Khabby like maybe trading some of those Rockford forwards or move a defensemen off the roster...I agree that we need a Laraque type player.
CJJ

Dublin, Ireland

#5 Jul 3, 2008
paulh wrote:
If Habby stays, I don't get the Huet signing. Crawford is ready. That money could've gone to a scoring forward. Hopefully Tallon has more up his sleeve. I hope one of the future moves will be a tough guy. What St. Louis pulled on the Hawks last year was a disgrace - running the Hawks smaller talented players nonstop. Hello Georges LaRocque, meet Mr. Tallon. Every team has one except us. Even David Koci has a new home; Tampa Bay.
I agree completely. Kane is gonna need some protection.
South Side Soldier

Brewerton, NY

#6 Jul 3, 2008
Glad to have you, Brian! Can't wait for the season to start. We've been waiting entirely too long for that Cup to come home.
Tim

United States

#7 Jul 3, 2008
Crawford is not ready for the NHL, he had a hard time in the AHL playoffs. Look the reason why Tallon got Huet was Khabby is out of here after this year if he even stays the whole year. They will need another goalie besides Crawford and Huet is the man. They do need a enforcer, but Koci was not the guy. He got into a fight last year and did not play after that fight where he actually got his rear kicked. Also when Koci was on the ice he could not keep up with the designed plays. I am sure that Tallon is going to get an enforcer type player, but they are 3 million over the cap.
BFM

Champaign, IL

#8 Jul 3, 2008
The Hawks web site is reporting Wisniewski tore his ACL during training. They expect him back sometime during the season. Haven't really had time to digest how bad this is, but I hate to see this bad karma s#*t start happening. Hope he's a quick healer, like Adams. I think they will miss him in the locker room as much, if not more, than on the ice.
Nick

Melrose Park, IL

#9 Jul 3, 2008
Tim wrote:
Crawford is not ready for the NHL, he had a hard time in the AHL playoffs. Look the reason why Tallon got Huet was Khabby is out of here after this year if he even stays the whole year. They will need another goalie besides Crawford and Huet is the man. They do need a enforcer, but Koci was not the guy. He got into a fight last year and did not play after that fight where he actually got his rear kicked. Also when Koci was on the ice he could not keep up with the designed plays. I am sure that Tallon is going to get an enforcer type player, but they are 3 million over the cap.
Crawford took the Ice Hogs to a game 7 in the conference finals vs the Wolves.

I dont know how thats not ready to play some NHL games.
james traficant

Skokie, IL

#10 Jul 3, 2008
I think Crawford was something like 29th ranked goalie of the minors. He did fine when he played 10 or so games in the NHL, but he didn't fare so hot over the entire season.
Tim

United States

#11 Jul 3, 2008
Nick, after the Ice Hogs lost game 7 Tallon made that comment on the radio, AM 1000 in the afternoon saloon. His GAA average in the playoffs was higher than Tallon was hoping for. I was able to see Crawford play in at least one game last year in the NHL and he did very good, but the Defense was awesome that game. There is one very interesting thing going on, lots of rumors that they are listening to deals for Khabby so maybe Tallon is re-thinking Crawford.
Tim

United States

#12 Jul 3, 2008
BFM wrote:
The Hawks web site is reporting Wisniewski tore his ACL during training. They expect him back sometime during the season. Haven't really had time to digest how bad this is, but I hate to see this bad karma s#*t start happening. Hope he's a quick healer, like Adams. I think they will miss him in the locker room as much, if not more, than on the ice.
I read that, what the heck that really sucks. Luckly it is July and he should be able to get back in 6 months or so. At least we have other defenseman that we can count on like Campbell, Keith, Sopel, ect.
Tony

Saint Petersburg, FL

#13 Jul 3, 2008
Is'nt this the third time he's messed a knee up?
BFM

Champaign, IL

#14 Jul 3, 2008
Tim wrote:
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I read that, what the heck that really sucks. Luckly it is July and he should be able to get back in 6 months or so. At least we have other defenseman that we can count on like Campbell, Keith, Sopel, ect.
My fear is that he'll never quite be 100% after he gets back. I know they've come a long way with knee surgery, but...
Not that it really matters now, but I hope we don't find out he did it in a gym in Detroit sparring with someone.
Tim

United States

#15 Jul 3, 2008
2nd time, and that is not good. To completely heal a ACL it can take up to 2 years. But it is the 2nd knee issue he has had. It makes me even happier about the Campbell signing. Now we have Campbell and Keith that can log at least 30 min per game, and Sopel, with the others that can help fill in the rest of the time.
Tony

Saint Petersburg, FL

#16 Jul 3, 2008
So much for possibly trading a D man..
Tony

Saint Petersburg, FL

#17 Jul 3, 2008
Going to miss his toughness..
Tim

United States

#18 Jul 3, 2008
BFM wrote:
<quoted text>My fear is that he'll never quite be 100% after he gets back. I know they've come a long way with knee surgery, but...
Not that it really matters now, but I hope we don't find out he did it in a gym in Detroit sparring with someone.
Actually about 80% of ACL surgery's are successful. I really hope he is like Adams and makes a full recovery quick. I really like Wiz, he is a great player for the Hawks and is a tough guy. I hate to see that he got hurt in the knee again. There is a story in the Daily Herald today and it shows that Tallon is not against resigning Williams, he needs to pull off a trade to get under the cap. I would like to see them re-sign Williams. Could you imagine 2 Q-backs for the PP. That could be a great combo on the PP. Williams had a really nice sniper shot on him and I remember last year how they really missed him when he was hurt.
bryan

Evanston, IL

#19 Jul 3, 2008
Tim, rumors you hearing?
Mike

Oak Park, IL

#20 Jul 3, 2008
Tony wrote:
Is'nt this the third time he's messed a knee up?
How many knees does this guy have, anyway?

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